12.17.2009

Giving Back

{Homemade holiday treats- Oreo truffles and pumpkin bread}
{Derby and Burger wanted to help wrap gifts too}

{Santa's little elves. Ignore my gigantic feet LOL}
{finally home! This is my Dad's dog Lucy who is Burger's sister. She is my new cuddle buddy for the next couple weeks}


Wow, it's so nice to be blogging again! I took a little break to get my self together before heading home to Texas for the holidays, and now that I'm here I can finally just relax!

Before I took off, my friend Martha invited Derek and I to help sponsor a less fortunate family and help make their Christmas a little brighter this year. After shopping for all the gifts, I invited the girls to come over for a wrapping party. We had a great time drinking hot cocoa and listening to Christmas music as we took on the roles of Santa's elves that evening. I had such an amazing feeling in my heart throughout the whole process. It was exactly what I needed to help get me back into the Holiday spirit. Whoever said "To give is better than to receive" was right. I'm definitely planning on making this a yearly Christmas tradition =)

Now that I'm back in Texas, I'm sure I'll have a ton of fun stuff to blog about. Especially since they do everything BIG here! Have an amazing weekend everyone =)

17 comments:

  1. You have to do a post exclusively for Derby and Burger plus Lucy too. They are so adorable.

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  2. it feels so good to be able to give... and even better to those in need.

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  3. "To give is better than to receive" is definitely right! :) always such a better feeling making someone else happy :) burgers sister is shoooo cute! and mmm OREO BALLS! (okay they don't sound as elegant as Oreo Truffles) but i loooooove making and of course EATING those!

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  4. What a great thing to do! Hope you have a great time in Texas!

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  5. Sounds like you had fun. Yay! That's awesome! :D

    LOL, my first thought when I saw the pic of chocolates was "Oh my freaking gosh! :P " YUM!!

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  6. that's so nice of you Miss Melissa.
    the puppies look so cute and the food look so yummy. haha :]] sorry for being a piglet. slol

    xx

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  7. hey melissa i love your blog just as much as i love your name! :D id follow you but whenever i follow anybody, my picture doesn't show up! i'll figure that out later (; btw those treats look yummmmmay! you made those?!

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  8. i went to the dog park yesterday and saw a puppy just like burger! so cute!

    you're amazing. sponsoring a family is such a great thing to do.

    have a great time at home.
    say hi to justin for me.

    xoxo, lehua

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  9. time flies, another weekend already...
    those pups are so adorable!

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  10. Such cute dogs!
    I just came across your blog from SITS and it's so adorable! I'm glad I came around at a time when your blogging will be picking up. :)

    Happy Holidays!

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  11. How sweet of you! Your dogs are too adorable.

    Yay for Texas!

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  12. What a lovely post, hon! Have fun in Texas!

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  13. oonce again, you always look like you're having so much fun! ^_^

    love the vintage looking photos!

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  14. There is no better feeling then to give and make even a little difference in somebody's life. Goof for you and your friends.

    Happy Holidays to you and your family.

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  16. Giving is a true gift. Great pictures, btw. :)

    Crystal
    http://crystaldavidsonengler.blogspot.com

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